Sunday, November 20, 2005

Iraqi Interior Minister and Iran run 6 other torture chambers

Brigadier General Montazer Samera’ee is the former Inspector of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Special Forces.

The brigadier has revealed to the al-Arabiya satellite news channel that the Iraq Interior Minister, Bayan Jabr, is running six other torture chambers, similar to the one recently exposed.

The brigadier claims that opponents of the Iraqi regime are being arrested, taken to the detention centres, tortured and murdered.

The brigadier explains that Jabr has strong links to Iran. ( Which Iranian leaders work for the CIA? )


Iraqi Interior Minister and Iran run 6 other torture chambers

According to Iran Focus, 19 November, 2005:

Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr is running six other torture chambers similar to the notorious detention centre discovered north of Baghdad earlier this week, a senior Interior Ministry official who stepped down from his positition said on Saturday.

Many opponents of the Iraqi government have been systematically arrested and taken to the detention centres where they are subjected to torture and in many cases their dead bodies are later discovered abandoned in the open, Brigadier General Montazer Samera’ee, the former Inspector of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Special Forces told the al-Arabiya satellite news channel, adding that senior officers in the ministry knew of the centres.

Samera’ee said that members of the 9th Badr Brigade, the military wing of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), were involved in the running of the illegal centres under the cover of Interior Ministry personnel.He said that the Interior Minister Jabrhimself a high-ranking SCIRI official – personally oversees the project and no operation is carried out by the special security task force without his personal approval.

The new revelations come as the Iraqi minister has come under increasing condemnation by Iraqi dailies for his defence of neighbouring Iran in the affair.

SCIRI’s ties to Iran date back to 1982, when it was founded in Tehran on the orders of then-Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Currently Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was tasked with writing the council’s manifesto and the group’s primary goal was to spread Iran’s Islamic revolution to Iraq.

According to Samera’ee, the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s special security task force, which receives its orders from Jabr, frequently detains and interrogates Iraqis opposed to the present government without obtaining a warrant from the country’s judiciary.

He identified Ahmad Salman as the chief interrogator in the Interior Ministry task force, adding that Salman was a Colonel in the special branch of Iran’s notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

The latest revelations against the Iraqi Interior Minister come as another high-ranking Iraqi official is facing charges of collusion with Tehran.

Iraqi activists have told Iran Focus that Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowafaq al-Rubai has been attempting to white-wash evidence of Iranian meddling in Iraq. Al-Rubai, speaking during a visit to Tehran this week, announced “There is no evidence to prove that Iran is meddling in Iraq’s interior affairs”.Iraqi, American, and British officials in Iraq have repeatedly accused Tehran of backing insurgent groups and dispatching undercover military or intelligence agents to Iraq disguised as pilgrims.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Which Iranian leaders work for the CIA?


Perhaps President Ahmadinejad is really a CIA agent. He’s doing everything he can to isolate Iran and undermine its position vis-a-vis the IAEA. Nice job, Mahmoud!

This is from The Times:

The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has ordered an unprecedented purge of senior ambassadors who are regarded as too liberal for the policies of his administration . . . At least 20 heads of mission and other top diplomats have been sacked or reassigned in the biggest shake-up since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The majority were appointed during the decade of rapprochement with the West that Mr Ahmadinejad has abruptly reversed.


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Posté le: 07 Oct 2005

Revolution islamique qui n'aurait pu avoir lieu si les US avait continue leur soutien au Shah. Cette decision de "Non soutien" est venue lors du sommet de la Guadeloupe (janvier 79) entre Carter et ses autres potes(Giscard d'Estaing et consort).

(America toppled the Shah)


From Baha’i Studies, August 1998, Falsafi, Kashani and the Baha'is
by A.W. Samii:

Ayatollah Kashani was considered to be against foreign influence in Iran and in favour of Mosaddeq.

Kashani and Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Bihbahani were approached by CIA contract officers to encourage them to split with Mossaddeq.

(Based on interviews with seven former CIA officials in Iran at the time, in M.J. Gasiorowski, 'The 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran,' International Journal of Middle East Studies 19 (1987) pp. 268-69. This financial approach was part of an operation, codenamed BEDAMN, intended to thwart Tudeh and Soviet influence. Funded at $1 million a year, BEDAMN utilized propaganda, 'black operations' (such as infiltration of the Tudeh, 'paying religious figures to denounce the Tudeh as anti-Islamic, and organizing attacks on mosques and public figures in the name of the Tudeh'), and 'direct attacks on Soviet allies.')

It was later stated that they did take the money, leading to stories of 'Bihbahani dollars' in the bazaar, and a report of a post-coup meeting between the Shah, Zahidi, and Kashani, in which Kashani was thanked for his efforts.

Many came to believe that Kashani was a British agent.

Falsafi, in June 1951, was identified as 'one of Iran's most influential younger mullahs' whose lectures against the UK, US, and USSR led to riots. In May 1952, he was involved in disorders in the Tehran bazaar. Also, he was sponsored by a CIA operation called BEDAMN as an alternative to Kashani during the oil crisis.

((State Department telegram 3453, 788.00/27JUN51, RG-59, Box 4107; Mashad Consulate telegrams 2 & 4, 788.00/2AUG51, ibid.; S. Akhavi, Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period, [Albany, 1980], p. 64; Gasiorowski, US Foreign Policy and the Shah, p. 70). On Falsafi's relations with the government, see W.M. Floor, "The Revolutionary Character of the Ulama: Wishful Thinking or Reality?", in Keddie, Religion and Politics in Iran: Shi'ism from Quietism to Revolution, p. 76.)


A radically anti-Bahai and anti-Sunni semi-clandestine society, called the Hojjatieh, is reemerging in the corridors of power in Tehran. The group flourished during the 1979 revolution that ousted the Shah and installed an Islamic government in his place, and was banned in 1983 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the revolution.